At a time when most teams are resting and preparing for the DI Club Regional Playoffs on Saturday, two teams continued their efforts to get better against high-quality competition. The results were mixed for the Austin Huns and the Chicago Lions as they played the Rugby Utah Select XVs and Old Blue, respectively. In both games, the first halves were hotly contested, but in the second halves, one... Read More
The ramp up to the DI National Quarterfinals wasn’t kind to the two teams from the Atlantic North on Saturday. The #1 seeded NYAC lost 42-19 to Old Blue while the defending DI National Champion, Mystic River, was beaten by the visiting Glendale Raptors, 22-16. Although both squads lost, valuable lessons were learned and wake-up calls were received.
For NYAC, the final result and who scored didn’t... Read More
Since there is no Frontier Conference representative in Division I, the second place teams from the Red River and Pacific North battled it out in a repechage match in Austin, Texas. The game was a rematch of last year’s National Semifinal between the Austin Blacks and the Life West Gladiators. History did not repeat itself, as Life West was triumphant in a 36-28 victory over the Blacks. With the... Read More
At Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif., Belmont Shore defeated hosting OMBAC, 31-28, to win the DI Pacific South Conference Championship. Belmont Shore endured a tough test from OMBAC to advance to Tucson, Ariz. on May 20th to play the Life West Gladiators in the DI National Quarterfinals.
OMBAC ran out to an 11-0 early lead via two Kalei Konrad penalty kicks and an unconverted from scrummy... Read More
In the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Finals, Rocky Gorge preserved its reign as defending MAC champions and earned its seventh straight appearance to Nationals with a 38-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Harlequins. Seventeen penalties in the first half limited Gorge to a 7-3 advantage at halftime. However, Gorge solved its issues and opened the second half with four straight tries to break the game... Read More
In the final set of DI NorCal “round robin” playoff matches, Olympic Club fell to San Francisco Golden Gate, 55-5, and Life West handled the EPA Razorbacks, 43-27. SFGG advances to the Pacific North Championship against the Northwest champion, ORSU, at Treasure Island, Calif. on Saturday, while Life West travels to Texas for the West Regional Repechage match against the Austin Blacks.
SFGG locked... Read More
The DI Midwest Conference Championship is set for Saturday in Lemont, Ill. between Columbus and the Chicago Lions. The #3 seeded Lions pulled off the road win versus #2 Metropolis, 40-19, in the first semifinal, while top-seeded Columbus took care of business against the #4 Chicago Griffins, 29-19.
In the #2 versus #3 semifinal, the Lions made the long trip to Minneapolis, Minn. to play... Read More
The spring will end how it started as Rocky Gorge and the Pittsburgh Harlequins will play in the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship. In March, the two teams played in a tight 31-29 match won by Rocky Gorge in the final minute. Gorge and the Quins won their semifinal tests on Saturday and will meet at 3pm in Richmond, Va. for the conference final.
In Columbia, Md. for the first conference... Read More
In a busy weekend on the left coast, a champion was crowned in the Pacific Northwest, the final was set in the Pacific South, and San Francisco Golden Gate all but sewed up its ticket to Nationals in NorCal.
In the Pacific Northwest Championship, ORSU outlasted the Portland Pigs, 16-10. ORSU will now have two weeks to rest and prepare before taking on the NorCal Champion on May... Read More
In the penultimate weekend of the DI Red River, the Austin Huns essentially locked up its spot as the conference representative at Nationals with a one-point victory over the Austin Blacks. A trip to the national play-in game is on the line on Saturday as the Austin Blacks host the Dallas Reds for second place in the Red River. The winner will play the #2 seed from the Pacific North on May 6th to... Read More